حم
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Ḥâ-Mĩm.

وَالْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab By the clear Book!

إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنْذِرِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Indeed, We sent it down on a blessed night,1 for We always warn ˹against evil˺.

فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab On that night every matter of wisdom is ordained

أَمْرًا مِنْ عِنْدِنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا مُرْسِلِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab by a command from Us, for We have always sent ˹messengers˺

رَحْمَةً مِنْ رَبِّكَ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab as a mercy from your Lord. He ˹alone˺ is truly the All-Hearing, All-Knowing—

رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ ﭿ مُوقِنِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between, if only you had sure faith.

لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ رَبُّكُمْ وَرَبُّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him. He ˹alone˺ gives life and causes death. ˹He is˺ your Lord, and the Lord of your forefathers.

بَلْ هُمْ فِي شَكٍّ يَلْعَبُونَ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab In fact, they are in doubt, amusing themselves.

فَارْتَقِبْ يَوْمَ تَأْتِي السَّمَاءُ بِدُخَانٍ مُبِينٍ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab Wait then ˹O Prophet˺ for the day ˹when˺ the sky will be veiled in haze,1 clearly visible,

يَغْشَى النَّاسَ هَٰذَا عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
Dr. Mustafa Khattab overwhelming the people. ˹They will cry,˺ “This is a painful torment.